Kings To Participate In “Pacific Division Shootout”
MANCHESTER, NH – The third annual “Pacific Division Shootout” -- featuring prospects from the Los Angeles Kings (the parent club of the Manchester Monarchs), the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, the San Jose Sharks and the Phoenix Coyotes – is scheduled to take place September 7-11 at Logitech Ice at San Jose.
Among those Kings prospects scheduled to compete are: Forwards Jeff Tambellini (first-round draft choice, 2003); Konstantin Pushkarev (second-round draft choice, 2003), Dany Roussin (second-round draft choice, 2005), Petr Kanko (third-round draft choice, 2002) and goaltender Yutaka Fukufuji (eighth-round draft choice, 2004).
The tournament, which began in 2003 and was hosted by the Kings at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, will consist of two games each day (except Friday, September 9), highlighted by the Consolation and Championship Games on Sunday, September 11. The 2004 Tournament was held in Anaheim.
A limited number of general admission and standing room only tickets will be available to the general public beginning at 10 A.M. on August 29 at Logitech Ice’s main counter for $10 per game. There is a two-ticket limit per person for the entire tournament (for example, fans can buy two tickets to one game or one ticket to two games).
Prior to the Kings’ departure to San Jose, the club is scheduled to practice on Monday, September 5, at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and again from 5 – 6:30 p.m. On Tuesday, September 6, the Kings are scheduled to take the ice from 9 – 10:30 a.m. at the Toyota Sports Center.
The Kings are now scheduled to begin training camp on Tuesday, September 13 (changed from Wednesday, September 14) at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo.
LOS ANGELES KINGS 2005 ROOKIE CAMP ROSTER
Forwards: Brendan Bernakevich, Andrew Desjardins, Greg Hogeboom, Connor James, Petr Kanko, Ned Lukacevic, Ryan Murphy, Eric Neilson, Konstantin Pushkarev, Dany Roussin, Matt Ryan, John Seymour, David Steckel, Shay Stephenson and Jeff Tambellini.
Defensemen: Chris Barr, Tyler Hanchuck, Stuart Kerr, Oriel McHugh, Nate Metcalf, Ryan McGinnis, Richard Petiot and Eric Werner.
Goaltenders: Barry Brust, Yutaka Fukufuji, Ryan Munce and Daniel Taylor.
** Players subject to change
SCHEDULE FOR THE 2005 PACIFIC DIVISION SHOOTOUT
Wed., Sept. 7, 4:00 p.m. KINGS vs. Anaheim; 7:30 p.m. Phoenix vs. San Jose
Thurs., Sept. 8, 4:00 p.m. Phoenix vs. KINGS; 7:30 p.m. San Jose vs. Anaheim
Friday, Sept. 9, Practice Day
Sat., Sept. 10, 1:00 p.m. KINGS vs. San Jose; 4:30 p.m. Anaheim vs. Phoenix
Sun., Sept. 11, 1:00 p.m. Consolation Game; 4:30 p.m. Championship Game
All games will take place on Logitech Ice’s north rink (1500 South 10th Street, San Jose, CA).
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